Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey March Bloghop And A Birthday

It is time for another Papertrey Bloghop

This month the challenge was to use to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way
I also used the colors from the current Totally Hues challenge #4

This is what I came up with

I started by stamping an image from the Button Boutique set on Vintage Cream Cardstock using Raspberry Fizz Ink. Next I stamped the stem from Floral Fusion 1 then added flowers that I crocheted with embroidery floss.
The first 2 flowers were made using this pattern Nicole shared on her blog a few years ago.
The third one is pattern I came up with on my own.
I added a piece of foam to the backs of flowers then attached them to a piece of acetate so the receiver can take the flower off and use it on a project. Finally I finished off the button cards with a piece of scalloped gingham cardstock.
Today is also my 42nd birthday. Rich has taken the day off and I hope to go antiquing with him and Emilia to celebrate it. I also look forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with now. You can see the whole list of participants on Nicole's blog.I hope the rest of your day is a great one and as always thanks for stopping by.

43 comments:

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday Peep!!!! Love this project with all its many details.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love your project--you're so talented!

Elizabeth Hart said...

These are the cutest - Plan to run home and make some today!

Diane Jaquay said...

Terri, these are adorable! Happy Birthday!

Marge said...

Really, really sweet!!! I totally need to work on my crocheting skills -- these make me want to improve soon!

Lindsay said...

These are perfect! I looove those colorful flowers on the button cards!

lynn said...

happy bday! your flowers are darling!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Birthday cheer and this is great!!!!

Michelle said...

These are so pretty, Terri! I wish I could make flowers like those. Great idea pairing them with the "Handmade" image. Beautiful!

Kay said...

I LOVE your crocheted flowers and they're stunning on the button cards!

Mary Duffek said...

They are lovely! Wow...you are so talented.

Jen Carter said...

So cute!! You did GREAT with those flowers!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

The flowers are sooo pretty!!! Love these!

I'm Renee said...

Happy Birthday!
Love those crocheted flowers...
really thinking I need to learn to crochet :)

Margaret M said...

Okay, I've got to try this! What a neat idea of a card! TFS!

Laura Isham said...

Fun, Terri! Love the colors and crocheted flowers!

Happy Birthday!

Dani said...

So Lovely!!

Emm said...

Very cute! Love those flowers!

beckynoelle said...

happy birthday! well this settles it. i have to go learn to crochet. :)

Cathy Weber said...

Happy Birthday Terri! Your cards are adorable, those crocheted flowers are perfect. So bright and happy to look at. Whoever gets them will really enjoy using them for their projects. Hope you have a great birthday!

Linda said...

Gorgeous, Terri! Your flowers are beautiful. And to come up with your own pattern!! So-o-o super creative!
Happy Birthday! Hope it's fabulous!!

Kelly S. said...

Get OUT, Terri! Your creativity is flabbergasting :) I never would have thought to crochet with floss...well, maybe because I can't crochet! It might be time for another trip to youtube, hee! SO GORGEOUS! I don't think I could bear to give these to anybody !!!

Peggysuez said...

No way, these are so cute!!! And happy birthday Peep!

SeattleStamper said...

Wow, those are beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Fabulous! LOVE the crocheted flowers you have made. So pretty! And a Very Happy Birthday to you! Hope you made some wonderful 'finds' at the antique stores.

Sharron said...

Wow, Terri, great Job! Love those wonderful crocheted flowers. A very Happy Birthday to you--how your day has been fabulous!

Monica K. said...

So cute!! I just love the stitched flowers on the button cards.

Jill said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRI! I love your floss flowers! They are especially cute on the vintage button cards! (I've *got* to find someone to teach me how to make those flowers! I just don't "get it" from the online videos!) Super work, as usual Terri!

Linda said...

So cute!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Super sweet!! And so perfect with that "Handmade" card! Love them!

Julie E said...

Oh my cuteness! Don't you think you need to send everyone who is on a DT with you some flowers for Spring? ;>)

Happy Birthday :>)

Rebecca said...

These are soooo cute!

The Paper Parade said...

WOW! What detail you put into your project....crocheting the floss?? That must be the most unique way it was used in this blog hop for sure!! And I just love the finished project. You are so creative....happy birthday!

Babies- Beth said...

Terri, those flowers are incredible, especially the last one! So clever to put them on acetate so they can be used again. Happy Birthday! I liked 42 so much I am doing it for the 20th time, lol lol lol!!

Cyndie said...

Wow, way to nail the challenge! Love the little flowers, you could use them as pins, too. Happy belated birthday!

Huguenot Girl said...

Super cute! Belated happy birthday!

jen said...

Happy Birthday!!! (sorry so late!) Hope you enjoyed!! These are soooo cute!!! love the flower buttons!

June K. said...

Your crocheted flowers are totally amazing. Beautiful projects.

Alyssa S said...

These are fabulous Terri!

Hope you had a super fantastic birthday!! ;o)

Cammie said...

And you crochet too! You are so talented. These are so cute and happy! I hope you had a fabulous birthday!

nancy jane said...

The flowers are wonderful. My fave is the one you designed. Hope you had a great birthday celebration.

Nerina said...

Oh my word these are soooooo lovely! They're all like little framed works of art - and they're ADORABLE! What a beautiful take on the hop challenge - I hope your birthday was as happy as it could possibly be!

BethieJ said...

So CUTE Terri.. how fun a BLOG HOP on your birthday.. and looky you shared my birthday gift to me from you! LOL! LOVE them Terri! THANKS again!!!